Emergency Services

We have veterinarians on staff who handle pet emergencies outside of our normal workday hours. Our emergency care service does not require a referral and is available only after-hours.  Please refer to the address and contact information below in case of emergency.

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2117 Veterans Drive, SE
Decatur, AL 35601

Main – 256-350-7001
Fax – 256-350-7079
Toll Free -800-320-7001


Weekend Hours:
Sat 6am – Mon 6am

Common Pet Emergencies

  • Heavy bleeding or persistent bleeding lasting more than 5 minutes
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding from nose or mouth
  • Blood in stool or urine
  • Broken bones
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement
  • Multiple episodes of vomiting and diarrhea in a 24 hour period
  • Refusal to eat or drink in a 24 hour period.

There are many other types of pet emergencies, so if you pet doesn’t seem to be acting or responding normally, please don’t hesitate to bring them in any time during our scheduled emergency clinic. Our after-hours pet hospital will only treat emergency situations. We do not perform general veterinary services such as vaccinations, pet boarding, teeth cleaning, etc.

If your pet has suffered from a life-threatening or serious injury, please contact our emergency clinic. Please try to give us a call before arriving so that we can be as best prepared for the emergency situation as possible.

We will do everything we can to help your pet.

Payment for emergency services provided is expected at the time of treatment. We accept cash, debit and all major credit cards (Visa, MC, American Express, Discover). We also participate in the Care Credit program which is an independent financing company and available to anyone who wishes to apply. VRRH Emergency Services has no affiliation with Care Credit other than as a participating merchant.

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